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The Real Fake

Here’s a news item that I stumbled upon a while back: “A bus carrying five passengers was hit by a car in St. Louis, but by the time police arrived on the scene, fourteen pedestrians had boarded the bus and … Continue reading

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Private Clubs

I had occasion recently to drive past the Little Rock Air Force Base. Now, to most people who live around it, driving past the base is no big deal, but as I observed the volume of traffic passing through the … Continue reading

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The Creative Punt

Sometimes, you just don’t have the right “stuff” to do what you want to do. How do you react to that painful reality? You have several options: Find the right “stuff” and proceed. Quit trying, since you don’t have what … Continue reading

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Approval Ratings, Popularity Polls and Other Lies

A growing segment of American society seems to think that “approval ratings” are the supreme standard of performance measurement for public figures. Some would even go so far as to use “approval ratings” as a sort of moral standard. According … Continue reading

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You’re Gonna Cut of WHAT?

I spent a good portion of one day last weekend pruning, trimming, and negotiating with the bushes in front of my house. They were overdue for a serious cutback, having gone at least two or three years without much maintenance, … Continue reading

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Painting With a Hammer

It’s been a rough week so far, and as I write this, it’s only half over. I kicked off the week by discovering that my tool bag—the one with the tools I use in my work every day—had been stolen. … Continue reading

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Pastor Appreciation Revisited

Note from Dan: The following article was originally written and posted in 1999. As of June, 20011 (when I did some updating and remodeling on the site) this is the #6 most read article on the entire CaseStudies site (#5 … Continue reading

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Pastor Appreciation…Month?

Note from Dan: The following article was originally written and posted in 1997, when CaseStudies was still in diapers. In fact, this was one of the first articles posted here. As of June, 2011 (when I did some updating and … Continue reading

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Parts is Parts (but I really need another spark plug)

One of the things that I’ve always been good at is making things work without all of the necessary parts. They may not look the best, or work as well as we’d like, but sometimes being able to get to … Continue reading

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The Saga of Number Twenty-Four

Try for a moment to imagine this scenario: You stand in line at a fast-food joint for nearly thirty minutes waiting to place your order. Finally, you place your order, pay for it, and are issued a receipt. Then, instead … Continue reading

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